Ole Miss comes in at just 1-2, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who thinks they are only as good as that record shows.
The Dawgs enter the contest with a ideal 3-0 record. In their three games they are allowing an averaged of 4.7 points per game which leads the nation.
Quarterback Joshua Dobbs welcomed back his 6-foot-4, 318-pound edge protector. As people likely already know, having a veteran quarterback, especially in big-stage showdowns, is crucial in college football. Vol running back Travis Stephens, who finished the game with 226 yards, broke free for a 35-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to put Tennessee back on top.
"Yeah, we're going to go out there and play Gator football and win", he said. It's good that we are 3-0 right now, everybody's happy about that but we have to work to be 1-0 this week.
Tennessee All-SEC cornerback Cam Sutton suffered a fractured ankle during the first quarter of Saturday's win against OH and is out indefinitely. But there are plenty of other games to get pumped out about too.
College football is a weird beast.
Florida's strength so far this year has been its terrific defense. The talented athlete answered the call when it counted last week, and had 262 yards of total offense and three scores. Luke Del Rio threw for 186 yards in 14 of 25 passes.
Back in 2004, "Lord of the Rings Return of the King" won the Oscar for Best Picture, Usher's "Yeah!" topped the charts, Facebook was launched and that was also the past year Tennessee beat Florida.
Needless to say, fans could be in store for a low-scoring affair.
Head coach Butch Jones on Wednesday declared the sophomore, an All-SEC freshman team selection in 2015, "good to go" when the 14th-ranked Volunteers host the No. 19 Gators a little more than a month after he underwent knee surgery. The win marked the Vols' first in The Swamp since 1971 and put them in position to play Miami in the Rose Bowl for the national title, provided it beat LSU in the SEC Championship Game the next week.
There are three games featuring Top 25 teams going against each other in the SEC alone. Florida kicked a pair field goals, but Tennessee scored two more touchdowns to take a 34-26 lead in the final minutes.
Yes, the Volunteers are supposed to be the team to beat in the SEC East in 2016, but they have not proven anything yet. The Gators posted 41 consecutive points and won 62-37.
"I'd probably give up a fair amount of the rest of the season, some tickets honestly, just to see them win this one game", said UT student Aren Edwards. In fact, they were ranked as the #9 team in the AP Poll to start the year. Eddy Pineiro has gone 5-7 on field goals for Florida, with a long of 54 yards. Tennessee is at home, they are favored to win the game, the hoopla of a sell-out, game-day, checker-neyland, smokey gray uniforms, the streak, CBS, Gators starting QB being out, Florida's star Wide out being atleast some-what limited, finally a veteran Tennessee team there are no excuses!